Animation scripts tend to be much more descriptive and are lighter on dialogue.
My brothers were the ones who taught me about mythology and storytelling, and showed me how to do stop-motion animation.
I'd love to go back to Broadway; I'd love to do animation; I'd love to do hair and make-up campaigns because I love hair and makeup - and, I'd love to do film. I mean, there are a lot of doors I'd love to open up!
I want to do voiceover for animation, so I am looking to do something along those lines. So, my agent is looking for something in that area, and I think that would be a lot of fun.
Disney had such a hold on the mind of America-they were Adolf Hitler. The whole country thought Disney was some sort of god and that animation was some sort of pure thing for children.
I miss animation very passionately. Not continuously, but every once in a while I would die to do another film.
Live action writers will give you a structure, but who the hell is talking about structure? Animation is closer to jazz than some kind of classical stage structure.
Look what Disney's done to their animation department. There wasn't an animator in charge of their animation unit!
What's most important in animation is the emotions and the ideas being portrayed. I'm a great believer of energy and emotion.
As an actor, I always wondered what it would be like to watch an animated character with your voice behind it and see if it seems seamless or if it seems like your voice is isolated from the animation.
Since I was a kid, I've always been obsessed with animation.
Animation is very similar to sketch comedy: you have a short amount of time to do something big and ridiculous and funny.
My respect for animation has gone way up. It's a truckload of work. I have to sit with my animators the same way I'd sit with my actors and cast them.
On a live-action movie, things happen that are unexpected. In animation, you have to fabricate the feeling. That takes a tremendous amount of nuance until the film becomes sentient and gives back.
My respect for animators and animation directors has gone way, way up and it is just not something you can phone in.
The great thing about computer animation is that all of those environments exist as three-dimensional worlds, so these VR worlds already exist.
A lot of the time in animation is spent getting the story right - that's something you can't rush.
I've been drawing my whole life. My mom says my sister and I were drawing by age 1. Animation seems a real, natural extension of drawing as a way of telling a story visually.
It's very hard to adapt something. You end up changing it too much to make a good movie out of it. I prefer to work with things that are custom made for my kind of animation.
When I was a teenager, my dad watched my films and told me I could go to art college and study animation. He made me see that I could do this for a living.